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Allen Weisser was happy with his win in the Perkins Seed House UMP Modified Feature Saturday night at Spoon River Speedway, but he might have been happier with second place. The young star figured to finish second as he watched his dad Butch Weisser pull away to a big lead late in the 20-lap main event, and he would have been cool with that.
“I’d really have rather seen him win it, his car was so good, and I would have been happy with second” said Allen in the Husqvarna Victory Lane after he inherited the lead with only one lap to go when Butch Weisser’s car suddenly slowed on the back stretch of the 3/8 mile high banked oval and then disappeared over the top of turn 3 to avoid causing a pileup behind him, as mechanical failure in the rear of the machine cost the veteran a victory that was almost certainly his.
Under a bright full moon at Spoon River Speedway, Springfield UMP Modified driver Kelly Kovski got what he’s wanted for a long time, something that Todd Bates has already done a bunch of times, and something Bates did again in the UMP Pro Modified division Saturday night.
Kovski won his first ever main event at the high-banked, 3/8 mile clay oval, blasting around early leaders Allen Weisser and Brian Lynn with a high-side dash and then driving a mistake-free race on that top side, winning the Perkins Seed House Modified Feature in dominating fashion.
“I’ve wanted to win one here for a long time, and I’ve had my chances before, so this feels good!” said an exuberant Kovski in the Husqvarna Victory Lane. “I just want to thank the Denney’s for this track, I love this place, it’s a great place to race.”
Lewistown, IL - Jan. 11 2014 - Spoon River Speedway has announced the following fan information regarding their 2014 Racing Season. Updated will be available here at the new